ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Schuessler Tissue Salts for Animals

Updated on May 29, 2011

Ideal medicines for home use.

This is a medical modality, applying equally to humans and animals, which is very accessible and very amenable to home use. The medicines are few and are readily available in health shops. They are extremely safe.

The system was devised by a German physician named Wilhelm Schuessler (Schüssler), who lived from 1821 - 1898. He was a homeopathic doctor but eventually boiled his medical theory down to the idea that cells required certain 'salts' to keep them healthy. Variations from healthy levels of any of these would result in disease and correction of the balance would bring about health.

There are only twelve different 'cell salts', making it quite easy to select single or multiple prescriptions, according to some pretty simple symptom indicators. This lens will provide a handy guide to safe home use. The 'brand' shown in the picture is only one of the available brands and I have no wish to promote this above others.

Wilhelm Schuessler
Wilhelm Schuessler

The Twelve Medicines

Cell Salts / Tissue Salts

1. Calc. fluor.

2. Calc. phos.

3. Calc. sulph.

4. Ferr. phos.

5. Kali mur.

6. Kali phos.

7. Kali sulph.

8. Mag. phos.

9. Nat. mur.

10. Nat. phos.

11. Nat. sulph.

12. Silica

These medicines are prepared according to the same dilution/succussion/potentisation methodology as that used for homeopathic medicines, but only as far as the 6th decimal potency.

Brief overview of indications

Calc. fluor. Supports tissue elasticity, therefore helping ligaments and blood vessels. It also helps healthy bones and teeth.

Calc. phos. Aids recovery from poor nutrition and lowered vitality.

Calc. sulph. With its cleansing action, it helps maintain a healthy skin and to treat pimples or acne.

Ferr. phos. Helps respiratory problems, blood health, sore throats and bleeding. It also supports the aged.

Kali mur. Used in instances of thick, white mucoid discharges.

Kali phos. Helps in cases of nervous tension and nervous exhaustion.

Kali sulph. Catarrh and skin ailments are helped with this salt.

Mag. phos. Spasmodic pains, cramps and anxiety can be helped.

Nat. mur. Used for runny 'colds' and for loss of smell or taste.

Nat. phos. Rheumatism and digestive ailments are the main areas of use.

Nat. sulph. Used to treat liver malfunction, water retention and rheumatic pains.

Silica Helps the structure of skin and nails and to reject purulent infection (e.g. boils and pimples).

Combination remedies for more specific indications
Combination remedies for more specific indications

Combination remedies

Over the counter

For those who do not wish to do their homework to find which salt or salts to use for a problem, there is a range of combination remedies, with particular clinical indications.

This makes life incredibly simple, if the symptoms presented fit into the symptom group of one of these. These medicines work as well for animals as for humans.

The 'brand' shown in the picture is only one of the available brands and I have no wish to promote this above others.

Summary

These medicines are readily available over the counter. They are entirely safe and easy to use.

In the UK, the law requires that only a qualified veterinary surgeon (veterinarian) may use them on animals other than one's own.

The author is independent of commercial interest or sponsorship and cannot endorse any products or advertising material attached to this lens.

For more information, visit AVMC's information website (over 600 pages).

Chris Day - holistic vet - runs the Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre in Oxfordshire (AVMC) in Oxfordshire, UK.

Was this useful? - I'd like to hear from you

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • ChrisDay LM profile imageAUTHOR

      ChrisDay LM 

      7 years ago

      @Blackspaniel1: Thanks

    • Blackspaniel1 profile image

      Blackspaniel1 

      7 years ago

      Informative, as usual.

    • ChrisDay LM profile imageAUTHOR

      ChrisDay LM 

      7 years ago

      @sousababy: You should try this method, next time you are poorly (heaven forbid).

    • ChrisDay LM profile imageAUTHOR

      ChrisDay LM 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: Yes, free of side effects and dead easy medicine - you can get a 'crib sheet' or booklet, to help you.

    • profile image

      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Never ever thought in this direction and it sure makes sense and without any side effects.

    • sousababy profile image

      sousababy 

      7 years ago

      Extremely interesting, since salts certainly affect cells (say that phrase 5 times fast). Even soaking in a tub with Epsom Salt (or magnesium sulfate) does wonders for my achy muscles. I will need to look into this some more. Thanks for sharing. Sincerely, Rose

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)